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Hamdan the backup this week

Posted by Chris Brown on December 17, 2008 – 7:34 pm

It looks like Trent Edwards is set to return to the starting lineup after missing two and a half games with a groin injury. But backing him up will be third string quarterback Gibran Hamdan.

“I’ve been told I’m number two this week,” said Hamdan. “So I’ll be backing Trent up.”

“It makes me feel good. It’s been my goal to work hard ever since I’ve stepped in the building and earn the respect and trust of my teammates. So this I like to think is them recognizing me for the hard work I’ve put in and the ability that I’ve shown to get the job done if called upon. So that’s worth it.”

With the playoffs off the table the Bills’ staff has the license to make a move like this without it reflecting poorly on J.P. Losman.

What’s most interesting is that usually the backup quarterback gets the fewest reps during the week because the starter gets all the first team reps and the third stringer runs the scout team. But despite being named the backup this week, Hamdan told me he still ran the scout team Wednesday because he likes doing it.

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